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post #1 of 18
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Well i got myself a very cheap open box p8z68-v pro. Costed 120$ including taxes + shipping from ncix outlet.
It was a bit hard to pass up, but I'm starting to worry about the condition of the board. Since I am still going to get the standard 3 years warranty from Asus, it shouldn't pose a problem to send it back if it has a defect right?
I am just wondering if i made a good move going for it while knowing it was an open box deal.
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post #2 of 18
i purchased an open box kit of ram and was not dissapointed, im sure itll be ok
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i have bought numerous devices from eBay and everyone has been pefect.. especially if its a well rated seller smile.gif
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post #4 of 18
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I am aware that open box are usually great deals, but they could also be problematic items right?
In any case, I will have a mobo i can use if there is anything wrong with it.
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post #5 of 18
I just bought an EVGA P67 FTW motherboard off eBay too. It was used and I payed $130. thumb.gif That's more than a $100 off, but it came in and works like a champ. I've never worried about EVGA though so I guess that's why i got it.
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophath View Post

I am aware that open box are usually great deals, but they could also be problematic items right?
In any case, I will have a mobo i can use if there is anything wrong with it.

if anything you might not have all bits, like sata cables.. the board itself should be fine.. if the seller has a good reputaion they should give you some sort of return policy or the eBay buyer protection if you have a dispute smile.gif
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post #7 of 18
I also have purchased open box items (Asus) from ebay and have not had any issues to this date. I purchased one of my 5850's from a fellow ebay member not too long ago and I paid 115.00 shipped. It made me feel like I got ripped off due to paying $330.00 for my first 5850 2 years ago mad.gif
    
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post #8 of 18
I bought a GTX 460 768mb from Newegg that was open box. Worked great. Only way I could tell was that the box sticker had been cut. Didn't even look like the contents had ever been unpacked. 90 day warranty though! A friend bought a 9800GT Open Box from Newegg as well - it was missing everything but the gpu. Still worked. Roll of the dice sometimes.
In both cases it made buying a gpu just for PhysX (almost) reasonable.
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post #9 of 18
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It's making me feel a lot better about this purchase.
Will be eating cup noodles for le next 2 weeks though.laughingsmiley.gif
Hoping it's going to be all good so i can start putting this CPU to work.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophath View Post

It's making me feel a lot better about this purchase.
Will be eating cup noodles for le next 2 weeks though.laughingsmiley.gif
Hoping it's going to be all good so i can start putting this CPU to work.

the food of drunken uni students biggrin.gif

good luck and i hope it is a good buy for you, im confident you will be fine smile.gif
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